Report: Soldier Field to host 2017 MLS All-Star Game

For the first time in over a decade, the MLS All-Star Game will reportedly be returning to the state of Illinois.

According to ChicagoBusiness.com, the 2017 edition of the exhibition will take place in Chicago at Soldier Field — home of the NFL’s Chicago Bears — pending an announcement from MLS coming “next week.”

The decision would bring the match to the Chicago area for the first time since 2006, when the Chicago Fire’s Toyota Park hosted a 1-0 victory for the All-Stars over Premier League giants Chelsea.

The match will reportedly take place on August 2 against an undetermined opponent, however, since the change in format the MLS All-Stars have been pitted against a European side since 2005.

In that span, the All-Stars have faced off against top Premier League competition such as Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United, as well as Celtic of the Scottish Premier League, Bayern Munich and AS Roma.

In addition to the MLS All-Star Game, Soldier Field would also play host to the MLS Homegrown Game, a 5K run and a series of other fan festivities in the area.

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